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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 26, 2011 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jackie Greene?

Please tell me about Jackie Greene. I'm unfamiliar with his music, other than a few Youtube clips I've checked out. Can't say that I was that jazzed by his Grateful Dead covers, though he's obviously talented.

He's performing at a small 300 seat theater very nearby my home next week. Tickets are only $25 and I am considering going.

What do you think about Jackie?

Worth going?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 26, 2011 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

meh

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Poster: BataviaSparky Date: Apr 28, 2011 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

I like his music. Some cool folky-rockers, fun to play on guitar. I loved him with Phil-great leads and his style was fresh on those old dead songs-unlike listening to John Kadlicek do his finest Jerrry impressions (GAG!)

On the other hand, I dislike Jackie doing the dead tunes on his own, just bores me. If I were free and it was convenient, I'd probably check out the show. Hope for as few Dead covers as possible (unless Phil shows up!)

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 26, 2011 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

i've listened to Jackie solo, w/Phil, and i'm pretty certain i've listened to him w/Kate Gaffney, and i can't say i've ever been moved to the point where i would consider going out and buying any of his releases, or for that matter downloading any of his live recordings; perhaps if his music were a bit edgier and with more grit i'd appreciate it, but the fact is, really, i find him a bit boring; of course, if you do decide to check out his set, a first-hand report would be welcome

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 26, 2011 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

Saw him here in PHX a couple of years ago. High energy performance with a great crowd. Many of his originals are really, really good (some not so much, but the ones with the Dylan-esque flair I quite like). For $25 I think you should go, but I cannot promise you'll like him, but why not take a chance?

However, as already mentioned, if it is solo, I'd pocket the cash and find something else.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 26, 2011 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

Going to see Jackie with Waylon Speed here in Va Beach Friday night. I'll let you know how it was.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 26, 2011 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

Thanks Mando. Based on the recs here and the fact that he's cheap and close I'm enclined to go see Jackie but I'm looking forward to your report from the Jewish Mother!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 26, 2011 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

I've never seen him, Cliff, but he's done a lot of nice work with Phil. Check out the two blues numbers in set one here:

http://www.archive.org/details/paf2007-11-09.sbd.fixed.89596.flac16

If I were thinking about seeing him it would probably depend on whether he has a band with him or not. Not so crazy about his solo stuff:

http://www.archive.org/details/JackieGreene2005-02-02

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 26, 2011 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

Hey Cliff - Jackie sells out the Sierra Nevada Brewery every time. I've never gone, but I trust SNB patron's taste in music.

My guess is you'd enjoy it in a very non-GD way.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Apr 26, 2011 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

...do recall http://www.archive.org/post/357091/nice-ikyr
& the last Jackie that listened to was http://www.archive.org/details/jackiegreene2001-02-11.santa-barbara-botz-at831-source
Off the top of my head, I recall the instrumental "Another Brick In The Wall"
Let us know
if you go,
as I value your musical opinion (whether I always agree with it or not).
Peace,

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 26, 2011 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

I like Skinny Singers, which is him and Tim Bluhm (mother hips?). KPIG plays them fairly frequently, but then again, Jackie is a local Salinas "kid". Wouldn't travel out of my way, but Jackie should be a fun one to watch develop over the years. He certainly keeps good company...

http://www.myspace.com/skinnysingers

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Poster: utopian Date: Apr 26, 2011 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

I am also not very familiar, but saw him once last year.

Everyone was sitting while he was doing his singer/songwriter thing. Wordy-arranged songs that didn't seem to reach me, or anyone else I talked to. Everyone got up and danced for the 2-3 dead covers (Peggy o?) which was the only jamming and memorable moments for me.

Anyone that compares him to a young Bruce springstein or Bob Dylan is wildly overestimating.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Apr 26, 2011 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jackie Greene?

I saw him open twice for Gov't Mule and was impressed both times. I liked the covers of Dylan, The Beatles and the Dead stuff. He put his own flair on them. As for his originals I thought they were pretty good. For 25 bucks, I would go and hopefully you will like him. I agree he is not the next coming of Dylan, but I do like him better tha Springsteen (I have never been a fan of Springsteen though). Enjoy, check out some of his stuff on the Archive, he has quite a few shows up and I like them, some of them though the sound needs work on but you can get a sense!